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steven pressfield on keeping attention, new idea/product
story-telling  product  pragmatic  copywriting 
18 hours ago by arifba
name it, and they will come
dan abramov on new project copyrighting and comms
story-telling  product  pragmatic  copywriting 
18 hours ago by arifba
Your Agile process may kill you. – ZEAL – Medium
My partner loves to bake. She’s from the south, and her grandma used to make these Martha White® “Hot Rize®” cathead biscuits that were to die for! You might assume with three ingredients and three…
agile  development  pragmatic  approach  advocacy 
10 days ago by gilberto5757
AI winter is well on its way – Piekniewski's blog
it is striking that the system spent long seconds trying to decide what exactly it sees in front (whether that be a pedestrian, bike, vehicle or whatever else) rather than making the only logical decision in these circumstances, which was to make sure not to hit it. There are several reasons for it: first, people will often verbalize their decisions post factum. So a human will typically say: "I saw a cyclist therefore I veered to the left to avoid him". Huge amount of psychophysical literature will suggest a quite different explanation: a human saw something which was very quickly interpreted as a obstacle by fast perceptual loops of his nervous systems and he performed a rapid action to avoid it, long seconds later realizing what happened and providing a verbal explanation". T
machinelearning  pragmatic  bubble2  aiwinter 
5 weeks ago by yorksranter
The Fox Project - Southern Wildlife Ambulance Network
- "A pragmatic approach to conservation."
- Rehabilitating & Fostering Foxes for Release Back Into the Wild
- Caring for 800 Foxes per Year, Including 250 Cubs
- Here to Assist you on fox Deterrence & Nuisance
FOX  charity  rehabilitation  fostering  care  release  deterrence  nuisance  conservation  pragmatic 
7 weeks ago by gdw
Technical Blogging, 2nd ed.
Antonio Cangiano, Pragmatic, 2019 (Jul 10), ISBN: 978-1-68050-647-1. Available as beta book.
books  writing  technical-writing  blogging  blogs  Pragmatic  2019 
8 weeks ago by amoore
How #MeToo revealed the central rift within feminism today | News | The Guardian
This is a common, but still very strange belief: that the epitome of maturity and personal strength is the resigned acceptance that the world cannot be better than it is, that we cannot be kinder to one another, that male entitlement, crassness and predation are permanent and unchangeable and must be endured. It is a bizarre conception of strength, one that dismisses as childish weakness any demand for a better world, any hope that things might one day be different. There is a way of thinking that makes this approach by the anti-#MeToo feminists seem strong and pragmatic. But there is another way of thinking that makes it seem very sad.
confrontation  feminism  confrontational  policing  feminist  women  pragmatic 
october 2018 by LizFlyntz
Small, Sharp, Software Tools
Harness the Combinatoric Power of Command-Line Tools and Utilities by Brian P. Hogan | The Pragmatic Bookshelf; Pages: 200 (est), Published: 2019-01-10, ISBN: 978-1-68050-296-1
Pragmatic  BrianHogan  command-line  2018  book 
october 2018 by amoore
Xcode Treasures
: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps by Chris Adamson | The Pragmatic Bookshelf; Pages: 250 (est), Published: 2018-11-10, Release: B8.0 (2018-10-03), ISBN: 978-1-68050-586-3
Pragmatic  book  Xcode  Mac  programming  2018 
october 2018 by amoore
Forge Your Future with Open Source
Build Your Skills. Build Your Network. Build the Future of Technology. by VM (Vicky) Brasseur, The Pragmatic Bookshelf; Pages: 222, Published: 2018-10-10, Release: P1.0 (2018-10-09), ISBN: 978-1-68050-301-2
book  Pragmatic  FOSS  open-source 
october 2018 by amoore
The Ray Tracer Challenge (Pragmatic)
Subtitle: A Test-Driven Guide to Your First 3D Renderer by Jamis Buck | The Pragmatic Bookshelf. 2018-09-10, 978-1-68050-271-8. "Build a photorealistic 3D renderer from scratch, in whichever language and environment you prefer."
Pragmatic  graphics  3D  programming 
july 2018 by amoore
The Religions of the Three Castes – The Neo-Ciceronian Times
The sudra caste is that which is most fitted to physical labor and bodily exercise and, as noted above, occupies the lowest position in the social hierarchy. The sudra soul is characterized by a sensual approach to life and tends to exhibit short time preferences. Thus, sudra are most often concerned with gross physical satisfaction and instant gratification. It is not surprising that it is among individuals of this caste that drug addiction, property crimes, and alcoholism are the most prevalent.

As a result, sudra religion tends to focus on feedbacks relating to the body and to the satisfaction of felt needs. It tends to be characterized the most by fleshly music, swaying, rhythmic movements, and the like. It also inclines toward specific concerns about health and physical safety, day by day provision, and so forth. Again, keep in mind that there is nothing about this that is necessarily “bad.” These are things appropriate to this caste which reflect its character and which enable it to fulfill its roles in society.

The vaisya caste is that which is most fitted to the soulish/psychical occupations which involve money and finance, technics, science, and production. The psychology of this caste involves a propensity toward materialism, empiricism, and a focus on what can be seen and felt over the intangible and faith-oriented. This caste emphasizes the pragmatic benefits provided by entrepreneurship and science, as well as exhibiting the long time preferences which enable those fields of endeavor to be successful.

The vaisya carry these concentrations over into the religious realm. Religion for the vaisya consists primarily in what can be seen and touched, whether as tangible benefits deriving from religious piety or as aids in worship itself. The intercession of gods or demigods into specific areas of life (usually pertaining to wealth or business) is considered necessary for success in those fields. Vaisya religion tends to require the reification of religious experience, rather than taking matters of religion on faith. Indeed, pure spiritualism or symbolism in religion is considered unreal, and therefore not truly efficacious.

The aristocratic caste (brahman and kshatriyan considered together) is the noble caste, and thus its tendencies are those that concern leadership and guidance, a desire to guide others in the right way. This caste tends to be focused more on eternal truths (whether specifically pertaining to religion or otherwise), and is subconsciously, and perhaps even divinely, guided toward the polar and axial tendencies which have been described by Evola in numerous places. As such, the aristocratic caste eschews materialism and the grasping for pecuniary gain and democratic political power. Instead, its focus tends to be on intangible qualities of excellence and spiritual alignment with divine and eternal realities.

Thus, aristocratic religion tends to focus more on faith and accord with spiritual realities and truths. This caste attempts to see “the reality behind the image” and is concerned with direct connection with the Divine. It will often emphasize the role of written and spoken revelation (holy books and preaching) as the means of bridging the gap between the Divine and man, ways which are used by the Divine to express His eternal laws and truths, with which man is expected to come into accord and which must be accepted through spiritual faith. The aristocratic caste, whether as priest or as king/ruler, seeks to lead and guide their people into harmony with the eternal truths espoused by religion. This caste is scrupulous to uphold the rites, while at the same time grasping and teaching the deeper spiritual realities represented by those rites.
gnon  religion  theos  gavisti  class  egalitarianism-hierarchy  military  martial  aristos  labor  things  phalanges  mystic  ascetic  empirical  new-religion  pragmatic  time-preference  embodied  realness  leadership  leviathan  sanctity-degradation  elite  social-structure  culture  society 
may 2018 by nhaliday

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